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Old 05-04-2005, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Calgary Noob in the house. XT landed yesterday

Quickly, 2005 5 speed with leather.

I'm not a photographer.
Needed a small SUV with basic offroad capabilities. Work pays.

Wanted something fun. Work pays.

She's pretty quick but of course I've not opened it up.

sleeper:



Gotta get something to cover that up:



The view hopefully many will get:


Clean looking interior, 6 dish in dash, with sub out back:


Not bad. I would have liked a boost gauge:



Seats are comfy, overall just fine. Not as huggy as the SRT4, not as much like a leather chaise as the TL:



Unexpected nice little touch.. A fricking HUGE sunroof:



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Old 05-04-2005, 11:36 AM   #2
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Seats are comfy, overall just fine. Not as huggy as the SRT4, not as much like a leather chaise as the TL:
Yeah, but unlike the SRT4 your rear passengers don't have to crank to get their windows down.

Welcom to the Subie community. Any plans to mod? An exhaust and Acessport from Cobb would do a lot for you.

-J
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:43 AM   #3
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Yeah, but unlike the SRT4 your rear passengers don't have to crank to get their windows down.

Welcom to the Subie community. Any plans to mod? An exhaust and Acessport from Cobb would do a lot for you.

-J
THe SRT has been great to me, just had the opportunity to get this for essentialy better than free.

Exhaust will be done. Shifter on the way. AP. Maybe. I need to do some research. I see you've got it. Any issues?

how's that stealthback? Did you get it locally?
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:52 AM   #4
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The AP is great. Not only is it really easy to use but there's are valet and security modes. Unless you want to be FedExing your ECU all over the place or are happy to tune based on highway runs the AP is probably the best way to go (can you tell I'm biased?).

I picked up my Stealthback at Tunerworks (local) but I'll be selling my axleback as soon as I can find a replacement, I need it louder I've seen a couple dyno charts that show that there is no difference between no axlebackw/AP and the stocker w/AP.

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Old 05-04-2005, 12:10 PM   #5
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ACX - congrats on the FXT. You may want to take a look into getting some of the 3M Stongard stuff for the front end to preserve the condition of the paint and the lights.
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:23 PM   #6
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ACX - congrats on the FXT. You may want to take a look into getting some of the 3M Stongard stuff for the front end to preserve the condition of the paint and the lights.
thanks dude, done already lol.


Jitenshakun

Cool. I'm probably going to get a full turboback
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:48 PM   #7
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Nice. Keep in mind that with the 2.5L a TBE can lead to boost creep without EM (the stock exhaust creates enough backpressure to take care of it). I did my Stealthback thinking I wouldn't have the AP for awhile but things worked out so now I'm going TBE too.

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Old 05-04-2005, 01:31 PM   #8
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Nice. Keep in mind that with the 2.5L a TBE can lead to boost creep without EM (the stock exhaust creates enough backpressure to take care of it). I did my Stealthback thinking I wouldn't have the AP for awhile but things worked out so now I'm going TBE too.

-J
I had heard that but need to research some more.. So with a new EM presumably the wastegate will be able to handle any creep.
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:45 PM   #9
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I know that Cobb expressly worked at tuning out boost creep. I don't know if the TBE/Creep issue it a problem in the Forresters but it did happen every now and again in STis.

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Old 05-04-2005, 02:03 PM   #10
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At this altitude it ain't gonna happen.
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Old 05-04-2005, 03:58 PM   #11
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I know that Cobb expressly worked at tuning out boost creep. I don't know if the TBE/Creep issue it a problem in the Forresters but it did happen every now and again in STis.

-J
1. As Wombat said, you won't get boost creep here unless it is colder than a mofo and really high pressure.

2. You can't tune out boost creep. You have to port the turbo.
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Old 05-04-2005, 04:54 PM   #12
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1. As Wombat said, you won't get boost creep here unless it is colder than a mofo and really high pressure.

2. You can't tune out boost creep. You have to port the turbo.
I've seen guys enlarge the wastegate hole to get rid of it. Different application. Who knows though, I'm not a doctor. And yes Benyl, I've crossed the line with a Subbie now from the turbo dodge.

In any case, good to know I can go ahead with a full turboback. I'll probably get the cobb due to ease.. Unless someone has a horror story about it.

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Old 05-04-2005, 05:12 PM   #13
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ACX- Good to know you've got the paint covered; unfortunately subie paint isn't very "durable" Check your Pm's
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Old 05-08-2005, 07:49 PM   #14
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Lookin' good! I didn't want leather in mine but I must say your interior looks great. I will let you know when the Vibrant 3" is installed.

Rob
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Old 05-08-2005, 09:22 PM   #15
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I have been eyeballing one of those for my gf.....very nice

how much can it tow????
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Old 05-09-2005, 12:17 AM   #16
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I have been eyeballing one of those for my gf.....very nice

how much can it tow????

no idea..

but it is pretty quick...
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:41 AM   #17
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Congrats & Nice Ride.

That is the exact ride my wife wanted before we decided a Forester was going to be too small for our needs.

Welcome to the board.
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Old 05-13-2005, 02:27 AM   #18
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I envy you, man.

My next ride will be an XT (unless I can talk the missus into a Legacy GT).
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Old 05-13-2005, 11:46 PM   #19
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Those leather seats are slippery.
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